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New courses starting in January 2023

Our spring term enrolment is now open. Enrol in courses to improve your wellbeing, bring out your creative talents or enhance your personal and professional development.

There are courses in English and maths available, and we offer a range of vocational courses and qualifications from Entry Level to Level 3.

Our courses are now mainly onsite at the Thomas Calton Centre, Alpha Street, SE15 4NX, with a small proportion of courses available online.

For more information, click on the links below.

Functional and Basic skills courses - English, Maths and ESOL

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)

Please call or email to book an appointment before visiting the centre

We welcome both beginners and advanced speakers to our classes. 

We offer a range of ESOL courses at different levels for residents who need to learn English, including:

  • Pre-entry for beginners
  • Entry 1, 2, 3
  • Level 1
  • Level 2

The courses develop a full range of skills and competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing English. We offer ESOL courses at different times, including morning, afternoon and evening classes. There's access to nationally recognised qualifications accredited by City and Guilds.

Learners at entry-level can progress to the higher level ESOL courses at Level 1 and Level 2. All courses include grammar, study skills, British values, employability as well as communication skills for life and work in the UK.

Learners who successfully achieve qualifications after completing their course at Level 2 can progress to other academic or vocationally related courses such as supporting teaching and learning in schools or childcare courses.

We welcome all refugees or asylum seekers to apply for our ESOL courses

New Ukrainian arrivals under the Ukraine Family Scheme and Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme are eligible to attend our free ESOL classes.

ESOL Skills Consultations are held every Monday from 10am to 2.30pm at the Thomas Calton Centre. We will help place you on the right course for your level.

Please ring 020 7358 2100 or email us for an appointment.

How to enrol

Please call 020 7358 2100 or email us to book an appointment before visiting the centre.

Find out more about our services.

Page last updated: 15 November 2022

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